BAROQUE MASTERPEICES - 50 CD Box Set
A feast for lovers of baroque music. Not only are the old war horses such as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, the Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks, AND Messiah by Handel present, there are many lesser-known works by these great composers and their contemporaries to be found in this vast collection. Over the course of 50CDs, the listener can discover the extraordinary sound world of Biber’s ‘Mystery’ Sonatas, Corelli’s great Concerti Grossi, and Geminiani’s cello sonatas – all performed by leading artists. If all you know of Albinoni is the spurious Adagio, then discover the real thing in the form of the wonderful oboe concertos. Enjoy the masterpiece that is Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and take in Alessandro Scarlatti and Heinrich Schütz along the way!
Artists include, Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown,Sir David Willcocks, John Mark Ainsley, Lynne Dawson, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Fabio Biondi, Jaap ter Linden, Martin Haselböck, Roberto Loreggian and La Magnifica Comunità.
• Bonus CD-ROM contains comprehensive booklet notes
• The ideal Christmas gift for anyone who loves the Baroque
• Many of the recordings date from the last five years
• Others are from recordings made by CRD, Signum, and Haensler Classics
Features music by Albinoni · Pergolesi · JS Bach · Purcell · Biber Galliard · Corelli · Scarlatti · Couperin Schütz Ortiz / Ganassi dal Fontego · Tartini · Geminiani · Telemann · Handel · Frais et gaillard · Leo · Torelli Locatelli · Van Eyck · Nardini · Vivaldi